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10 Things Your Appraiser Doesn't Want You to Know


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The Realtor Should Be Present

Hopefully, you're working with a real estate agent who you know and trust, because it's important to ask her to be with you during the appraisal. Realtors know the business and what appraisers are looking for, and they can help fill in any gaps of information that you wouldn't know to volunteer. Also, they tend to know what's going on in the rest of the neighborhood, so they can tell the appraiser about good comps. They can also come up with a list of foreclosures and short sales in the area and ask the appraiser not to factor them into the comps.


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